Thank you to our wonderful community for an eventful International Babywearing Week (IBW) celebration. Even a hurricane couldn’t stop us from sharing the babywearing love! We had five in-person and eight online events that 68 people participated in. All of this activity helped us increase the visibility of babywearing in the community and spread the babywearing love!
All week we played online puzzles to reveal new Lending Library additions and voted on photo inspirations for a donated dye job from Tiny House Textiles. A baby carrier drive was hosted to start our chapter’s outreach lending library. Each day included an in-person event, a daily photo thread on the Facebook Chatter page, and a new blog post, listed below:
|Day||In Person Event||Daily Photo Thread||Daily Blog Post|
|Wednesday||Family Day at Coon Hollo||#becauseibabywear||International Babywearing Week 2016|
|Thursday||Snack Time at Patticakes||#throwbackthursday||Babywearing Everywhere|
|Friday||Cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew||#favoritebwelfie||Taking Bwelfies|
|Saturday||Lending Library Photoshoot & Potluck||#babywearinguno||Non-Wearing|
|Sunday||Sweetwater Wetlands Park Meet Up||#thisbodybabywears||Babies Wearing Babies|
|Monday||Weekday Meeting||#lendinglibrarylove||Testimonial – A Calming Effect|
As a part of the IBW excitement we added 15 new carriers to our Lending Libraries. We also had six daily giveaways and one grand prize giveaway based on event participation. All of this would not have been possible without the extra engagement of our members, the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, and the generous donations made by our sponsors.
We encourage all our members to thank our sponsors, and visit and “like” the Facebook pages of our sponsor businesses:
Lending Library Donations:
Easy Feel, LLC
Sew Make Do
Individuals: Leslie Chase, Aya Johns, Carolynn Komanski, Sarah Rockwell, and Rebekah Rodgers, Anne Rush
International Babywearing Week 2016 maybe over but our babywearing love is still going strong! We can’t wait to see you at our next event and we are looking forward to IBW2017!